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YIFTEE BEEFS UP MANAGEMENT TEAM, OPENS PUERTO RICO OFFICE TO ACCOMMODATE RAPID GROWTH

MENLO PARK, CALIF., Oct. 24, 2016 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Yiftee has added a Vice President of Marketing, a Senior Sales Director, a National Sales Director, and four engineers to its team. Additionally, the Company has opened a second office in Puerto Rico to accommodate increased demand for its products.

Yiftee, a developer of data-driven mobile promotions and gifting programs, has increased its client base by 300% over the past year as well as added several new product offerings. In addition to a robust eGift Card program for multi-location retailers and restaurants, Yiftee also offers:

BOGOs Buy-One-Get-One promotions linked into eGifting to drive purchase and increase revenue

Interactive SMS Gift Promotions – An instant way to engage and delight customers while making any marketing program measurable

Birthday Club – Mobile and email eGift delivery with automated reminders bringing customers in store

eRewardsIntegration into existing Loyalty programs to increase customer engagement and retention while saving on costly inventory and postage fees

To accommodate this growth Yiftee has hired Stacy Schulist, restaurant industry veteran, to be its Vice President of Marketing. Previously Schulist headed up marketing for Black Angus Steakhouses, Logan's Roadhouse, California Café and several other regional chains. Dani Kenady and Dana Briscoe have joined Yiftee as Senior Director of Sales and National Accounts Director respectively, bringing deep expertise in customer insights and promotion sales. Prior to joining Yiftee, Kenady was Sr. Sales Director at Hello World, and Briscoe was Director of Client Services at Zeta Interactive. Additionally Yiftee has hired four engineers and opened an office in Puerto Rico to service client demands and to accelerate product development.

Donna Novitsky, Yiftee CEO, commented, "We're excited about our growth and the opportunity that lies ahead. We've hit on a huge opportunity to serve franchise and chain business' needs for mobile promotions that extend their brand messages to their customers' mobile devices – often achieving 10x results over traditional promotions. This new team, with many years of experience in restaurant and retail promotions has hit the ground running and is already having a profound positive impact on ours and our clients' businesses."

"What makes us different from other companies," Novitsky continued, "is our ability to harness Customer Insights for our clients and use these insights to help our clients to finesse their marketing programs. As such, many of our promotions enjoy a redemption rate of between 20-85%, depending upon the offer."

Yiftee's clients include national and regional businesses such as, Auntie Anne's Pretzels, Schlotzsky's, Johnny Rockets, Retro Fitness and Rocket Fizz. Additionally, Yiftee has business partnerships with Perkville rewards and other companies.

About Yiftee™
Yiftee is a Data-Driven Mobile Promotions & Gifting company serving multi-location restaurants, retailers and other partners. Yiftee helps its clients increase revenue by acquiring new customers and driving frequency. In addition to selling custom-branded eGift cards for clients' websites and Facebook pages, merchants can use Yiftee for BOGO, SMS, email and Twitter campaigns, and Birthday Club promotions, as well as incorporate Yiftee into their Loyalty rewards and customer recovery programs. Yiftee delivers greater value and better results than physical gift cards or coupons with promotions that typically garner 20% – 85% redemption rates. Yiftee requires no technology or POS integration, protects clients from fraudulent transactions, and can be up and running in no time. To learn why more than 55,000 businesses use Yiftee, please visit yiftee.com Twitter: @Yiftee, Facebook: facebook.com/yiftee/ or contact 650-564-4438 or info@yiftee.com.



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CONTACT: Stacy Schulist Yiftee, Inc., VP Marketing

Source: Yiftee